Samsung Galaxy S6

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Samsung has continued its dominant position in the smart phone segments with the launch of new Galaxy S6. The product has heralded a new beginning for the Korean Conglomerate. The utilitarian plastic build of past galaxy phones have been done with. It has been replaced by glass and aluminum alloy and a new double curve screen sibling, the Galaxy S6 edge. The product had been dubbed as the greatest smart phone of 2015. Galaxy S6 offers fabulous aesthetics, first class components and a few features that cannot be found on iPhone. The phone does have few limitations like it does not support micro SD storage or battery swapping. Nevertheless, it is still a prized possession for millions of users.

The phone comes with a 5.10 inch touch screen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by2560 pixels at a PPI of 577 pixels per inch. Galaxy S6 is powered by 1.5 GHz Octa-core 7420 processor and it is also fitted with 3 GB of RAM. The phone comes with 32 GB internal storage that cannot be expanded. 16Megapixel primary camera on the rear and 5 Megapixel front cameras are ideal for shooting selfies and photo lovers. The product runs on Android operating system and is powered by a 2550mAh non removable battery. It measures 143.40*70.50*6.80 and weighs approximately 138 grams.

Galaxy S6 has Samsung distinguishable pill shape with rounded tops and bottoms and straighter sides. The power button and nano-SIM card slot rests on the right spine. A micro USB charging port and headset jack live on the bottom and the left spine houses separate up and down volume buttons just like the iPhone 6. A central, metal ringed home buttons joins two capacitive keys for calling up recent apps and paging back. Samsung has also improved the fingerprint scanner which can cause secure unlocking of phone. Instead of dragging digit down across a sensor, one can now just rest it on the home button. On the whole, it is extremely fast and reliable.

The Galaxy S6 is far more fluid and thin than it looks in photos, especially compared with the slightly chunkier Galaxy S5. Due to its straight edges, the S6 is not as smooth or seamless as the iPhone 6 with its rounded sides but without a case. The S6 is easier of the two to grip. Samsung has injected shots of color into the lineup with topaz blue, which is really pretty if it catches the light and just looks black or generically dark if it does not. The incredibly reflective rear surface flash color and throws back light. It has been done to depth and warmth. However, the relentless reflectance may get annoying for some people. The white version minimizes the effect but it is still apparent outdoors.

Samsung has succeeded in embracing a simpler layout without shedding all the software built over years. Quite obviously, Android deserves most of the credit for providing the framework. The set up process is a lot smoother thanks to lollipop, with tutorials to help turn on the features along the way. The menus have also been whittled down. Multi window mode for split screen viewing allows opening of two programs at once. However, instead of toggling it and selecting from a pop-out menu, it is always on and launchable from the recent tray. User can still drag and resize these windows, even turning them into floating bubbles, like in the Note 4.

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